The Costs of Slip / Fall injuries in the Workplace - Infographic

Last week startedsilouette business man slipping a feature on the returns of safety in the workplace. To continue this message of the importance of safety in the workplace we produced this infographic illustrating the costs of slip / fall injuries to companies and the amount of people impacted by these slip / fall injuries each year. Its can be a difficult task to evaluate the safety of a workplace, if you are taking the right steps in protecting your employees with proper safety equipment and training then it could be your business doesn't have an issue of regular employee injuries. If overlooked a workplace's safety can quickly be compromised, it could be one area of flooring which becomes particularly slippery on a wet, rainy day. It is the responsibility of the company to regularly assess their workplace and make sure it is safe for the customers who visit as well as the employees who work there on a daily basis. Every workplace should have a safety officer responsible for evaluating any potential risks in the workplace and when accidents do happen checking over the situation and seeing if there is any way to keep accidents like this from repeating. As displayed in the infographic below, 55% of the injuries in the workplace are determined to be caused by the walking surface. This is a statistic that companies can have a direct influence over in their workplace. By properly utilizing the correct mats in the correct areas of your place of work the amount of slip / fall injuries will be greatly reduced. Some mats which may help reduce injuries with your workers are: Entrance Mats: Having an entrance mat at each entrance to your place of business will significantly improve the safety of your customers and employees by absorbing water/snow/grit tracked into the building. A mat like our SuperNob Luxury entrance mats not only looks great but can hold up to 7 liters of water per square metre. Thats 7 liters of liquid that won't be tracked through your building creating slip hazards! Heated Walkway Mats: Reduce the need for clearing your walkway when the winter months strike. These mats feature a heating element sandwiched between two protective surfaces of non-slip rubber. Also, they are as durable and strong as automobile tires, built to endure the harshness of a cold canadian winter. Anti-Fatigue Mats: Anti Fatigue mats are designed to reduce fatigue caused by standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time. According to Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety , these anti fatigue mats are considered one of the options to alleviate foot discomfort. When it comes to anti-Fatigue mats, Supreme Business Mats are considered the "The Absolute Best" in commercial anti fatigue mats. These Mats have been thoroughly tested for over 10 years in the toughest commercial settings including hospitals,hospitals, hotels, airports and more. Also Their 20-degree ADA-compliant beveled edge prevents trips as they are guaranteed to never roll up! And don't forget to sign up for our newsletter where you will get notices of exclusive offers including our upcoming Canada Day Sitewide Sale - July 1st - July 3rd

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